The Cursed

In the late 19th century, a brutal land baron slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, the baron's son goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

  • Released: 2021-07-28
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Kelly Reilly, Boyd Holbrook, Alistair Petrie, Uhm Ji-won, Roxane Duran, Nigel Betts, Stuart Bowman, Gary Oliver, Richard Cunningham, Simon Kunz, Áine Rose Daly, Amelia Crouch, Tom Sweet, Max Mackintosh, Parker Ellis, Tommy Rodger, Sean Mahon, Mish Boyko, Paul Bandey, Alun Raglan, Oisín Stack, Florie Blight, Annabel Mullion, Jicey Carina, Stuart Goodwin, Edmund Wiseman, Christopher Craig, Serge Pierre-Gaudou, Patrick Zocco, Brigitte Masure, Anne-Hélène Orvelin, Robert Charpentier, Rebecca Calder, Go Gyu-pil, Fabien Houssaye, Kim In-kwon, Kwon Hae-hyo, Carl Laforêt
  • Director: Sean Ellis
  • tazkykamen - 12 December 2022
    The curse of a monster that lacks more of that monster
    The fantasy horror about the gypsy curse and Judas' silver has a high-quality visual appearance -surrounding forests shrouded in fog, semi-darkness of 19th-century interiors filmed with a distinct dark atmosphere. But what it lags behind is a somewhat problematic monster (apparently inspired by Carpenter's The Thing). It is not clear how he actually takes possession of his victims, and little space is devoted to his attacks in the film. At times, the story is quite illogical, for example, no one notices the attack on the maid despite the bloody sheets hanging in their yard. The dream sequences are also chaotic and make the story unclear.
  • jsucie - 17 October 2022
    A mashup of werewolf movies
    This is my first Halloween movie of 2022 to start my run and this was ok.

    Interesting idea which has grabbed from many different werewolf lore from multiple sources. Now this isn't a traditional hairy, howl at the moon werewolf story and even on all fours it does look more vampire-ish than werewolf but it is indeed one. Using the 30 pieces of silver as the curse and cure has also been brought up before.

    The acting is ok for what it is and what the actors have to work with. It is strange that they decided to not even pretend to have a French accent for any of the characters given this takes place in France.

    Overall if you're looking for milder gory movie for Halloween, give this one a shot.